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How the Rajapaksa Administration’s Poor Trade, Fiscal, and Monetary Policies Led Sri Lanka Into a Severe Economic Crisis

by Vinod Kripalani, October 4, 2022 The recent Sri Lankan crisis is one of the biggest corruption scandals in the world with the Rajapaksa family inappropriately using tax-payers’ money, resulting in a severe economic crisis that caused Sri Lanka to go bankrupt and the general population unable to afford basic necessities (Koop). The Rajapaksas are…

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Unemployment Rate: Implications for the Gender Gap

by Farah Hasan, September 27, 2022 Abstract The recent COVID-19 pandemic has brought on unprecedented disruptions to global economies resulting in income loss and high unemployment rates that have disproportionately affected women. Existing research on COVID-19 and the economic effects of a pandemic on gender-based employment are limited, though rapidly growing, and a literature review…

Hidden Costs, Dirty Lies, and The Illusion of Choice: The Worst of American Healthcare

by Vignesh Subramanian, April 12, 2022 The headlines are the same every year, and have been so for the last half-century: U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World (TIME, 2014); US health spending twice other countries’ with worse results (Reuters, 2018); U.S. health-care system ranks last among 11 high-income countries (Washington Post, 2021).…

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